Every guest at a wedding plays a role, but it can be argued that the father of the bride holds one of the most important. As a key member of the bridal party, the father of the bride is expected ... read more
When I got married, I remember telling my husband, “I’m excited, but I don’t know why…nothing’s really going to change.” In many ways, that was true; we had been living together for four years, we already had a joint bank ... read more
It’s tradition to purchase or make a present for both the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents at the time of the wedding. This is done to thank them for all the work they may have contributed to the wedding ... read more
So you’ve found the man or woman of your dreams and you’re getting married! Congratulations! Now you and your soon-to-be-spouse can ride off alone into the sunset and live happily ever after…except that’s not exactly how it works, is it? ... read more
In this day and age, it’s completely normal for an adult child to find out that his or her parent is getting married. Either as a second marriage or after raising you as a single parent, this circumstance happens a ... read more
Who should give you away at your wedding? Are there certain rules and conventions you feel compelled to follow when it comes to this aspect of the wedding? Like most other wedding-related decisions, this really depends on you. There are ... read more
Often, both brides and grooms face new in-law relationships with a bit of worry. While mother-in-law relationships are often forged in the wedding planning process, it can take more effort to draw out a new father-in-law. Both brides and grooms, ... read more
Are you planning to include a father/daughter dance during your wedding reception? This tradition is both beautiful and touching. Just like the mother/son dance, it’s an opportunity for the bride to have a moment in the spotlight with her father, ... read more
Father of the Bride is an iconic movie about a dad giving away his little girl on her wedding day. Steve Martin plays the dad, an everyday guy that simply loves his daughter with all his heart and wants the ... read more
So, your little girl has found the love of her life. Maybe you couldn’t be happier. Maybe you feel like Steve Martin in Father of the Bride. Either way, you’re expected to say a few words on her wedding day. ... read more
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